Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte)

Hespenheide, Henry A., 2002, A review of North and Central American Paragrilus Saunders, 1871 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae), Zootaxa 43, pp. 1-28: 11-13

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10.5281/zenodo.155677

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scientific name

Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte)
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Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte) 

( Figs. 7View FIGURES 7 ­ 12, 25View FIGURES 19 ­ 34)

Rhaeboscelis tenuis LeConte, 1863: 82  .

Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte)  , ( Obenberger, 1924: 148)

Paragrilus tenuis  ssp. lecontei Obenberger, 1924: 149 (synonymy: Hespenheide 1979: 118).

Diagnosis: Agriliform, flattened above, black throughout, except pronotum golden or coppery; 4.85­5.8 mm long. Head with front convex, rather narrowly, strongly impressed along midline on upper 2 / 3 above rounded fovea; epistoma somewhat depressed between antennal insertions, ventral margin distinctly produced, quadrate, emarginate, angles acute; surface finely punctate, shagreened. Pronotum somewhat flattened, prehumeral callosity small but strongly indicated by narrow, deep lateral depressions; prehumeral callosity produced outward and anteriorly to form narrow ridge above and roughly parallel to marginal carina; anterior angles weakly rounded; disc rather strongly depressed along basal margin before scutellum and at base of lateral depressions, surface coarsely rugose, shagreened. Elytra with posthumeral carina extending to beyond hind coxae, surface rugose, with third interval slightly raised; apices broad, rounded­subquadrate, outer angle longer. Posterior angles of hind coxae broadly acute or subquadrate, depressed. Male genitalia dark reddish brown, with transparent tips to lateral lobes ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 19 ­ 34).

Type: Of Rhaeboscelis tenuis  , “Md” and “tenuis­ 2 ” (Lectotype male, Type 2249, MCZAbout MCZ; Paralectotype male, “Md” and “ Rhaeboscelis tenuis  LeC.,” MCZAbout MCZ); Type of P. tenuis  s. lecontei, Angelsea, N.J. ( NMPCAbout NMPC).

Distribution: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware ( Nelson 1987)., Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi ( Nelson & MacRae 1990), Missouri ( MacRae 1991).

Hosts: Hibiscus moscheutos  L. and H. palustris  L., swamp rose­mallow or marsh­mallow, and H. lasiocarpos Cav.  , rose­mallow ( Malvaceae  ; Nelson 1987).

Discussion: Because of the focus of this study on the Central American fauna, I did not attempt to see all material of this species, so that the distribution data is probably very incomplete. The biology of this species on Hibiscus moscheutos  was described in detail by Weiss and Dickerson (1919) and appears to be the only one known for the genus.

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Paragrilus

Loc

Paragrilus tenuis (LeConte)

Hespenheide, Henry A. 2002

2002
Loc

Paragrilus tenuis

Hespenheide 1979: 118
Obenberger 1924: 149

1924
Loc

Rhaeboscelis tenuis

LeConte 1863: 82

Loc

Paragrilus tenuis

Obenberger 1924: 148